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Class Registration and Refund Policy

To guarantee your place in a class, the full class fee amount is due at registration.  If your name is on the class list but you have not paid, we cannot guarantee you a place or class supplies such as patterns and tools.

If you pay the registration fee but the class has to be cancelled by Sew Always, you will receive a full refund.

If you drop out of the class more than 2 weeks before the class date, you will receive a full refund less $10 that helps defray the costs of patterns, etc. already ordered.

If you cancel within 2 weeks of the class date, Sew Always cannot refund your registration fee since the teacher will have already prepared for the attendance of a certain number of students and class supplies for that number will have been ordered.

If you cannot make the class, however, feel free to find someone else who would like to take the class in your stead.  Contact the shop to see if there are names on a waiting list.  If you find someone, that person will pay you the registration fee directly.  If possible please call the shop and let us know the new attendee's name and contact information in case the class must be cancelled at the last minute.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Perfect Binding

Date:  Saturday,  March 21

Time:  9:30 am to 3 :00 pm

Instructor:  Zita Warmke

Fee:  $25.00

Supply List:

  • Quilted Sandwich  (at least fat quarter sized, but any project that is ready to bind is fine)
  • Fabric for binding (do NOT cut)
  • Fons & Porter binding tool (available at Sew Always)
  • Sewing Machine with walking foot
  • Basic Sewing Supplies (thread to match binding, scissors, straight edge ruler, etc)
  • Rotary cutter

Don't let bad binding ruin your quilt.   Come and learn a wonderful binding technique from a great  teacher. She will cover both machine and hand binding starting from cutting your strips. 

To enroll:  Please call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate.  See registration policy at top  of page.

The Potato Chip Bag

Date: Friday, March 13th

Time:  10 am to 5 pm

Instructor:  Laura Wadman

Fee: $35.00

Supply List:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing supplies (pins, scissors , thread, etc)
  • Rotary cutter
  • 3 fat quarters
  • 1/2 yd fusible interfacing (Laura recommends SF 101 available at Sew Always)
  • Pattern (available at Sew Always)
  • Spray Starch (optional but recommended)

This adorable and handy bag has four pockets,  is a great size and is completely machine washable.  The pattern says you can't make just one.  Come and have a fabulous time with a wonderful teacher.

To enroll:  Please call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate.  Please see registration policy at top of page.


Cathedral Window Pillow

Date:  Saturday, February 22

Time:  9:30 am to 3 pm

Instructor:  Fiona Egan

Fee: $25.00

Supply List:  

  • (9) -10 " squares of  back ground color ( white is in the sample picture)
  • (18 -20) - 2 1/2 inch squares to fill the windows ( cut 6 squares in half diagonally)
  • (2)- 12"X 14" rectangle for the pillow backing
  • (1) - 13" x 13" pillow form ( or make your own) 
  • Basic sewing supplies (thread to match background fabric, scissors, pins, seam ripper)
  • Sewing machine in good working order and capable of zigzag stitch
  • Fabric Glue (available at Sew Always)
  • Stiletto, or Purple Thang  (tool for turning out corners available at Sew Always)
  • Small iron and ironing mat (recommended  but not required)

Come and learn this beautiful technique from a fabulous teacher.  Fiona asks that students in  this class are familiar with the operation of their sewing machine  before class.  If you wish you can bring extra 2 1/2 in squares of fabric for the window fillers if you want to play with color placement.  Come and have a great time with wonderful people.

To enroll:  Please call (903) 784 - 6342 to speak with an associate.  See Registration policy at top of page.

Introduction to Stabilizers and Interfacing

Date:  Friday, February 21

Time:  10:30 am to noon

Instructor: Paula  McVay

Fee:  $10.00

Supply List:

  • Pen and paper for notes

If you have questions about which interfacing or stabilizers to use with your machine embroidery or applique projects, this is the class for you.  Come and take advantage of Paula McVay''s experience and have a great time with wonderful people.

To Enroll:  Please call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate.  See registration policy at top of page. 

Technique of the Month

February - Paper Piecing

Date:  Thursday, February 20th

Time:  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Instructor: Connie Steadman

Fee:  $15.00 per class

Supply List

  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies (pins, thread, scissors)
  • Rotary cutter
  • scrap fabric
  • Teach Me to Make My First Quilt by Pat Sloan ( book available at Sew Always) Text will not be used at every class

Sew Always and Connie Steadman are working together to provide a new way to take classes.  This class will cover a variety of techniques from beginner  level to advanced so you can take only the classes that appeal to you.  A later start time  allow s those who work an occasional early leave without missing a full day.  Come and join us for a great time and a chance to learn. 

To enroll:  Call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate, see registration policy at top of page.

Stripping for Beginners

Date:   1st Wednesday of each month beginning February 5, 2020 and ending September 2, 2020

Time:  10 am to 4 pm

Fee:  $65

Instructor:  Regina Harris-Holcomb

Supply List

  • sewing machine a 70/10 needle is recommended
  • basic sewing supplies (thread, pins, scissors,  seam ripper)
  • rotary cutter
  • Striptease (Stripping for Beginners) by Brenda Henning .  Book available at Sew Always
  • Rulers 6" X 24"  and a stripology ruler, both are recommended and available at Sew Always but not required for class.
  • Cutting mats as large as you can afford and have room for are great to have at home, but will be provided in classroom.
  • fabric  for lap quilt ( 65" X 76")
  • 5 1/2 yards background fabric
  • 2 1/8 yards accent fabric
  • 3/4 yard binding 
  • 4 yards backing

Come and have a fabulous time with Regina learning a new and beginner friendly technique with a fun name.

To enroll:  Please call (903) 784-6342 to speak with an associate.  See registration policy at top of page.

 

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Groups

Sew Always encourages sewing groups, whether machine or hand.  Members bring projects and enjoy each other's company in the classroom area.  There is no charge unless otherwise noted and all are welcome. No reservation is necessary for already existing groups.  If you would like to start a new group, please check with the shop for classroom availability.

Needleturn Applique - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Sew In - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of each month and the last Friday of the month.  Bring your machine and supplies to work on any project you currently are enjoying.

Hand Embroidery - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The group enjoys chatting while they work on their individual hand embroidery projects.

Handwork - This group meets from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.  Bring any handwork you need to work on and enjoy the camaraderie.

Machine Applique - This group meets from 10:00 am -5:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.   Check with the shop for details.

Machine Embroidery - This group meets from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month.  The group discusses different machine embroidery techniques and projects, and participants show their latest projects.  If you need one-on-one instruction, Paula McVay is available at an hourly rate.  Check the shop for details.

Quilts of Valor- This group meets from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm the fourth Wednesday of each month to work on projects for the Quilts of Valor program.

Free Motion Quilting - Tuesday, September 17 will be the first meeting of our newest club, one for people who wish to learn or improve their free motion quilting skills on their home machine.  The group will meet from 10:00 am through mid-afternoon (with a lunch break).  Each month a new quilting pattern will be discussed.  Members bringing machines and quilt sandwiches can then spend time practicing the pattern, perfecting past patterns, and having fun.  If you plan to attend the September meeting, please call the shop and let us know.  We would like to have an idea on the number of attendees if possible.  Thank you!

Red River Valley Quilt Guild - In addition to the regular sewing groups, this Guild meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.   The Guild exists to enhance the quilt knowledge of its members through speakers and presentations.  Their community outreach project is called the ABC Project.  Members make quilts of all sizes to be donated to various organizations in the area.  Come visit for a meeting or two.  We'd love to see you!  If you decide to  join, the yearly fee is $25.